Talking Therapy Plymouth

Find a professional therapist for Talking Therapy in Plymouth, to help with your needs.

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What is Talking Therapy?

Talking Therapy is often used to help with mental health issues or problematic behavioural patterns. It takes place in a safe environment, where you can talk in confidence to a trained therapist about your life and any issues you are experiencing/have experienced in the past, in order to identify what could be the trigger for your confusion, pain, reactions, behaviour or habits etc.

“Your Counsellor will approach your concerns with objectivity while also being empathetic. They’ll attentively hear you out without passing any criticism to aid in your exploration of your feelings and thoughts. While they may provide insights, they won’t impose their opinion on you; rather, they’ll assist in directing you towards a solution.
K. Daymond & S. Millward, BACP, July 2022 (last accessed 10/03/23)

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Find a Talking Therapist

Please find a selection of therapists for talking therapy in Plymouth, below.  Select ‘view profile’ to read more about each therapist and the services they provide.  Once you have identified which therapist you would like to work with, please contact them directly using the contact details on their profile. 

Lee Ash

Lee Ash

Available: Monday, Thursday evenings and Fridays

Hi, I’m Lee Ash. I am a fully qualified and registered Integrative Counsellor and Therapist covering Plymouth, and surrounding areas. I have 20 years of experience providing counselling and therapy. I believe in working with clients to understand their concerns in a friendly and non-judgemental manner. My experience has been gained working in the NHS as well as the private, charitable, and voluntary sectors.

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Debra Nicholls

Debra Nicholls

Available: Monday & Tuesday mornings until 1.30pm.

I am Debra, a counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).  I work with clients from a person-centred perspective.  I am passionate about using my skills to work with clients to overcome personal challenges and move towards a happier and more satisfying life.  I adhere to the values of respect, trust, fairness and honesty within my work.

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Elizabeth ‘Tizzy’ Firman

Elizabeth ‘Tizzy’ Firman

Available: Tuesday – Thursday

Elizabeth is dedicated to supporting people with anxiety, depression, stress and mental health issues, for your emotional wellbeing. Elizabeth is a fully qualified Person Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapy, she set up private practice in 2019. Elizabeth works with wide-ranging emotional and behavioural difficulties, including Abuse, Autism, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, low mood, Eating disorders, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Trauma and many more.

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Dr Mark Worthington

Dr Mark Worthington

Available: Mondays

As a clinical psychologist experienced in working with trauma and severe and enduring difficulties that might attract all kinds of psychiatric diagnoses, I recognise that understanding your unique circumstances and experiences is key to developing a sense of recovery (or perhaps discovery) and a better future. I can offer consultation sessions to help you begin to understand your situation usefully, and to develop ideas about how things might be different for you.

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Peter Luce

Peter Luce

Available: Thursdays

Pete Luce is Plymouth’s longest established hypnotherapist, having provided hypnotherapy and psychotherapy in this area since 1993. Previous to being a hypnotherapist Pete had a successful career in mental health nursing which began in 1980.  As a mental health nurse he worked with acutely-ill patients in various London hospitals, including a psychiatric intensive care unit.  Later as a community psychiatric nurse he worked in a crisis intervention service and an open-access counselling service serving London’s biggest council estate.  These were among the first such services to be provided by the NHS.

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Beth Hicks

Beth Hicks

Available: Wednesdays-Daytime and Evening

Hi, my name is Beth Hicks. I am an integrative therapist and member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Please see some of my specialist experience below and if you feel I am a good fit for you, feel free to read more about me below.
– Integrative Counsellor (a counsellor who uses a myriad of modalities to best suit their client)…

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Hassi Carder-Gilbert

Hassi Carder-Gilbert

Availability: I can be flexible. Please contact me to discuss.

Hi, I’m Hassi. I’m a registered Health Professional and I’d love to find out more about you – so please get in touch for a free consultation. My therapeutic practise starts with talking and then is forward thinking, and practical. I appreciate that you are unique in what matters to you, and how you feel, and what you do (or don’t do). I offer sessions that build confidence and coping, and inspire and motivate actions that will help you feel better. But we will work at a pace that suits you, and I can do things alongside you if that helps.

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Clare Phillips

Clare Phillips

Available: Monday & Friday mornings.

Hi, here’s a bit about me – I’m a down to earth kind of person. I went into counselling because I got such a lot from it when I was a client. I know how nerve-wracking it can feel – so what I offer clients is a chance for you to be YOU and discover a bit more about yourself, as well as work on your issues in a safely held space.

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Dinah Kennington (She/Her)

Dinah Kennington (She/Her)

Available: Wednesday, Thursday morning

Hi, I’m Dinah (she/her).  I am a fully qualified counsellor and have been in practice for over 9 years.  I work with a humanistic approach and being Person Centred is about recognising your uniqueness and potential.  This means I am focused in seeing the person first, providing a safe confidential space that is accepting, non-judgemental and empathic.  I offer a genuine therapeutic relationship for all those seeking counselling support and here to help encouraged you to explore your challenges and be there with you in working towards positive change. 

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Samantha Welstead

Samantha Welstead

Available: Mondays

Hi, my name is Sam and I’m a fully qualified, certified, and insured solution focused clinical hypnotherapist. I have many years’ experience working with clients in differing sectors which I love to bring to my practice today. I enjoy helping my clients find solutions to their problems and I do this in way that is both non-judgemental and empathetic. My study over the years of the incredible scientific research that is available has taught me that everyone really can change for the better and become a happier, more successful version of themselves.

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Tia Webber

Tia Webber

Available: Monday-Friday

Hello I am Tia and a Pluralistic Counsellor working with Adults, Young People and Children and Couples. I offer counselling face to face or online. As a Pluralistic Counsellor I draw on Person Centred, Psychodynamic and CBT approaches to support and improve your mental health and well being.

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Kim Sturgeon

Kim Sturgeon

Available: Thursday all day, Friday mornings

I’m Kim, a fully qualified Integrative counsellor working both online and face to face in Plymouth.

I work with a range of people experiencing difficulty in life and specialise in working with women impacted by trauma. I also work with people that have received a formal mental health diagnosis, though diagnosis isn’t something I focus on in our work together. I often find it useful to zoom in and out – so we might consider your thoughts, feelings, physical responses, behaviours, but we may also consider your relationships with others as well as the wider social context of your life. I’m interested in what’s happening both inside and outside of yourself as a whole person.

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Amanda Jane Quick

Amanda Jane Quick

Available: Tuesday-Friday | Evenings Available

Hiya, I’d like to introduce myself and a little about the counselling I provide.
I understand that choosing a therapist can be daunting, especially when you may be feeling confused, depressed, anxious or at a low point. Or maybe you’re thinking how can anyone help, or understand if you’ve had no experience of working with a counsellor, or previous counselling wasn’t what you were expecting or ready to continue? I understand this can be difficult.
I am easy to talk to, friendly and provide a warm and confidential space for reflection; allowing you to explore your difficulties.

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Teri Richards

Teri Richards

Available: Thursdays

If you are reading this, I expect you are seeking help and support with something. 

Maybe you are wanting help finding answers, guidance or some direction in your life. I understand that reaching out can be scary, especially if you have never had counselling before or don’t know where to start so well done on taking that first step.

I believe that you have within you all you need to thrive…

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Collette Loftus

Collette Loftus

Available: Please contact Collette direct for availability. Saturday Morning Clinic also available.

I have almost 20 years’ experience in Devon and Cornwall of developing my own potential, and helping others to seek and meet theirs. After starting my own journey as a client, my knowledge, beliefs and philosophy towards therapy is that we are always affected and influenced by our early environments and that the mindset, attitudes, beliefs, and habits we develop at this point, can travel with us into our adulthoods, acting as ‘unconscious drivers’ that are behind the wheel of a car that then becomes our lives.

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Heather Cowie

Heather Cowie

Available: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays

As an integrative counsellor, I take into account you as an individual and your circumstances, and blend elements of different approaches to help you explore your problems. My blend includes various humanistic elements such as Person-centred, Gestalt, Internal Family Systems, Transactional Analysis, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and CBT.

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Dr Lisa Clive

Dr Lisa Clive

Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

As a Clinical Psychologist I feel privileged to have walked with many children, adults and families along their therapeutic journeys since starting my career in Psychology over 25 years ago.  I have learnt so much through my own and my clients’ experiences and continue to learn everyday about the strengths and struggles of our daily lives and how this impacts our psychological well- being.  As a psychologist experienced in working with the NHS, education, the charity sector and private practice I bring a range of experience of the opportunities and challenges of working in different settings.

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Paul Vivian

Paul Vivian

Available:
Monday – Morning, Afternoon & Evening
Tuesday – Morning, Afternoon & Evening
Friday – Morning

Hi, my name is Paul and I am a BACP accredited counsellor who specialises in working therapeutically with children and young people. I also work with adults and have a lot of experience supporting clients who experienced sexual abuse when they were children. My main qualifications are in Person-Centred Counselling, Creative CBT, and Supervision.

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Dr. Lisa Peacock

Dr. Lisa Peacock

Dr. Lisa Peacock is a Dramatherapist who utilizes a co-creative approach to therapy that is grounded on a therapeutic alliance and builds from an individual’s strengths. Creative engagement is tailored to each person. She embraces the ethos that story medicine comes in many forms and is unique to each individual.

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Lorraine Anderson

Lorraine Anderson

Available: Please contact Lorraine directly for availability.

As a relational therapist I offer a quiet sacred space for you to think, to breathe, to make sense of emotions and process past hurts, while moving forward into a renewed sense of self and personal growth.  I work by blending cognitive, sensory and creative approaches as interventions for managing stress and anxiety or for grief and loss or to change unhealthy relationships into healthy ones: supporting the mind and body’s natural healing processes.

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Sarah Moass

Sarah Moass

Available: Please contact Sarah directly for availability.

Sarah is a qualified EMDR Therapist, Psychological Therapist and Occupational Therapist.  She specialises in mental health and psychological trauma and is the owner of Insero Therapy. Sarah has worked within the health and care sector for the past 18 years, working within a variety of settings including the NHS, Independent Sectors and Private Practice.  For most of this time, she worked as a Senior Mental Health Practitioner supporting individuals with a range of complex and enduring mental health issues.

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Charlotte Whitehead

Charlotte Whitehead

Available: Monday afternoon/evening & Thursday afternoon/evening

I am Charlotte, a UK Registered Career Development Professional (aka ‘career coach’) and Gallup Certified CliftonStrengths® Coach. I help individuals rethink their careers with a view to finding more meaning & purpose in what they do.  I use a range of tools and exercises to do this but the primary one that underpins all of my work is the CliftonStrengths assessment.   

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Elena Sirotenco-Fox

Elena Sirotenco-Fox

Available: Monday

“Hello, and welcome to my profile. I first discovered therapy myself in my late 20s. I found it so helpful and inspiring that I decided to train as a counsellor myself. Nearly 20 years on, I feel just as passionate about the potential for therapy to change people’s lives for the better. My passion has always been to work with people. You may feel stressed, lost, confused, sad.   Person-Centred counselling can support you clarify your thoughts and feelings, find the root of the problem and how to fix it. I truly believe that you are expert in own life and that you know best where it hurts.

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Sami Elliott

Sami Elliott

Available: Wednesday evenings and Thursday all day

‘Hi, my name is Sami, thank you for vising my page. I am an integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  

I feel passionately about the potential that counselling has to change lives and to help clients live in a way that is meaningful and fulfilling for them. Through my own experience with counselling, I know there is no single path when it comes to mental health and well-being – my style of counselling draws on many different theories, which enables me to best support the client as their needs and wants shift as therapy progresses. It also means I am able to draw from the experience and expertise of many theorists and therapists to best support you as a client.

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